I apologize for the long post-usually try to keep it short, but, gosh it's been a while! Last time I posted the lilacs were in bloom and now they are done. This lilac is in our backyard and draws many butterflies every year. I try to take pics of the different butterflies - this is the one I got this year.
I've tried to check in here and there the past few weeks, but was working on a silent auction for the youth groups at church and that took up a lot of time. While setting up, I dropped an eight foot table on my foot and broke my toes...I actually took a picture to post - of my black toes - but decided it was just to gross to share! LOL! I have spared you the grotesque-ness!
When I last posted, we were on our way downstate to my daughter's regional cheer competition. Well, they didn't place, but are ready to start practicing for next time and the experience was good for all the girls. Now she is into soccer season and doing a theater camp all month. That's another reason why I've not been able to blog hop much. In fact, I got to feeling kind of disconnected being away from my creative blog buddies. I commented on this to my buddy Robin over at Baggaraggs and do you know what that girl did? She sent me a package FULL of magical Baggaraggs snippets for creative inspiration and to share the message, don't feel alone or disconnected! Thanks Robin, you are great!
Then there was the fire. (Didn't I mention that?) It was so hot & dry mid May that our woods caught on fire. There were firefighters and DNR running all over the place cutting trees and dumping water. They did a wonderful job putting it out. Now it's June and freezing - crazy weather! Jackie from The Back Shed in "the land down under" is just going into fall/winter. I remember the beautiful spring pics she posted while we still had snow on the ground.
Since I posted last, my daughter finished the wine bottle sun catcher I started. I think it will end up on a bottle tree. We've got a pink one started and an aqua bottle will follow that.
And I have been sewing for that garden craft show in July. Still lots to do! I know Patti at Primitive at Heart has been creating like a mad woman for a space at her local flea market and I've been dying to see what she's been doing! (No pressure to post pics, Patti! LOL!) She's a great inspiration for me.
Thanks to my blog buddies for being such an inspiration and for making me feel "not alone" when I feel disconnected. I'm still amazed at how the internet allows us to connect over the miles (thru summer and winter...at the same time!) and share our common interests and encouragement. Hope I can catch up with what you've been doing soon!